Bucharest, July 9th, 2021 – Vodafone Romania Foundation kickstarts a new round of funding for the “Good Deeds Fund” programme on Monday, July 12th, 2021, the total sum allocated for the 2021/2022 edition amounting to RON 1,560,000.
To submit projects, applicants must first send a letter of intent to the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address. Afterwards, should they be selected, applicants will be able to submit their full project proposal on the https://finantare.fundatia-vodafone.ro/ platform. This platform also contains the rules of participation, the template for the letter of intent, information about the submissions process, as well as the full timetable of the funding round. The deadline for sending the letters of intent is July 30th, 2021, and that for submitting the projects selected is September 6th, 2021.
The “Good Deeds Fund” is a funding programme based on a “call for proposals” format and was designed to support Romanian NGOs which develop projects targeting disadvantaged categories in the fields of health, education and social services. Depending on the complexity of the project, the funding can amount to a maximum of RON 290,000, Vodafone Romania Foundation having the right to decide the sum awarded to each of the selected projects. Since the launch of the “Good Deeds Fund” programme in 2013, Vodafone Romania Foundation has granted a total funding of over RON 7 million to 40 projects run by 33 NGOs. The 5 projects from the previous edition of the programme will be completed in October 2021, with a total number of about 5,750 beneficiaries (children, young people and people with multiple vulnerabilities).
“The Good Deeds Fund supports projects that generate change in disadvantaged communities and improve the quality of people’s lives. For this year’s round, we aim to finance projects in the fields of social protection, employment, education, health, mobility, prevention of domestic violence and family abandonment, initiatives which promote social inclusion and encourage the active participation of beneficiaries in economic and social activities”, declared Angela Galeța, Manager of Vodafone Romania Foundation.
A few examples of projects eligible for funding through the “Good Deeds Fund” include those which involve accessibility services or the increase in employment rates for people with disabilities; projects which help victims of domestic violence (women, children, elderly people) to leave the abusive relationship, find temporary shelter and employment, benefit from psychological, legal and logistic support; projects which contribute to eliminating discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, race, age, social status, health status; projects which use technology in the fields of social services, health, education.
The projects submitted will be evaluated by a team composed of members of the Vodafone Romania Foundation and external consultants. The selection criteria include project relevance (the extent to which the project responds to real community needs), project impact (whether the project is indeed capable to trigger a significant change locally or nation-wide to as many beneficiaries as possible) and sustainability (whether the project can continue to run after the end of the financing).
The Vodafone Romania Foundation is a Romanian nongovernmental charitable organisation, established in 1998, which operates separately and independently from the company’s business. Over more than 20 years of activity, the Vodafone Romania Foundation has funded 1,132 programs run by 730 NGOs throughout the country, in the fields of healthcare, education and social services. These projects had almost 3 million beneficiaries – children, young and old people, physically, socially or economically disadvantaged people. So far, the Vodafone Romania Foundation has invested 30 million euros in projects run by non-profit partner organisations. Further details about the Foundation’s programs are available at www.fundatia-vodafone.ro, http://jurnaldebine.fundatia-vodafone.ro/ and www.facebook.com/fundatiavodafone.